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4 meteorologist veronica johnson joins us with the first forecast. veronica another hot, humid, sticky day. >> we're seeing a north and northeasterly wind and that is allowing some of the dew point and moisture to start mixing out of here. as far as the temperatures go, today we started out slightly higher than we did yesterday. we failed to drop below 82 degrees and we missed the record high low temperature by 1 degree. 93 is where we are right now with a northeast wind, again, at 3 miles per hour. that dew point temperature 57 degrees and we're getting a little bit of a break now, i like that. but i still expect the actual air temperature to take us into the upper 90s to right around 100 degrees in many neighborhoods today. take a look. it's 88 right now in leesburg and 9d 3 in d.c. and 90 in culpeper and around new carrollton and the temperature currently 91 degrees. that heat index value, again, cooperating for right now. low to mid-90s currently and expect to see the air temperature top out, again, right near 100 degrees. feels like later today, 105. could be excessive and
trip. his heart broken parents will join us to open up about their son and ask questions about the tragedy today, wednesday, july 11th, twomp. tragedy today, wednesday, july 11th, twomp. 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. we do have breaking news. that overnight train derailment and explosion in columbus. it happened to the southeast of the hawaii state university campus. >> it shook up a lot of people. witnesses say a huge fireball lit up the sky and a chemical smell filled the air. right now investigators aren't sure exactly what caused that crash. as we said, the area around the site has been evacuated as a precaution. we're going to have the latest on this story coming up just ahead. >>> also ahead this morning police released the frantic 911 call made after a florida teenager was attacked by an alligator. he
has a great crowd. they come in and give us a great business. hopefully they skill come in and have the school spirit. >> reporter: some people who didn't go to penn state feel today's sanctions are justified. others say it punishes current stew departments and athletes there. >> the school is being punished and you're part of that punishment and you had no control over it. >> reporter: what is your reaction to the sanctions against penn state university. >> i think they were justified mainly because of the extreme money thrown around in college sports which is a corrupting influence. >> now, just before the start of the new football season, penn state players will each have to decide whether to stay and play for the it inially any lions or transfer to another school and play for another team. brack to you. >>> virginia is asking for federal disaster assistance after the powerful storm that killed 15 people and left more than a million others without power. state and local governments spent $27.5 million recovering from the storm at the end of june. that doesn't include the price of
be their biggest yes. this family is from the philippines, they planned their first trip to the u.s. around the holiday. >> really exciting. i don't know what to expect. >> reporter: they'll be back at the mall after a day of sight-seeing. >> i would like to see this event. i know it's spectacular. very exciting. >> reporter: tuesday night's rehearsal was cut short because of bad weather moving through. as in years past, the concert will be on the west lawn of the capitol. then the fireworks. >> my father-in-law was in the navy, he passed away. i'm trying to honor him. >> reporter: a slew of stars will take the concert stage from megan hilde of "smash" to "american idol" winner phillip phillips and math through broderick. this family will be spending their evening somewhere on the mall. >> not sure, depends on how crowded it is. >> reporter: getting around downtown tonight could be tough. between a lack of parking and multiple street closures, public transportation may be the way to go. something else to try? a new communication system put out by u.s. park police, it can send weather adviso
and if more storms are in the forecast. meteorologist chuck bell joins us with the latest. hi, chuck. you can't wait to get out there. what are we in for today? >> another steam bath unfortunately for us today. the good news, i think the thunderstorm threat is fairly low today. it's not zero, but it's fairly low. i didn't put a chance of a pop of rain on the forecast. but with the intense humidity around, a bubble up thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out. it's a balmy and steamy start, 79 now in annapolis, 77 downtown. a little bit of relief out across the western suburbs where winchester and hagerstown are in the low 70s. you can't rule out a few spritzes and drops this morning. but there's another round out there towards cincinnati, we'll be keeping a close eye on that. i think the better rain chances today will be down to the south and southwest of the immediate metropolitan area. rain chances are not zero. and with all of the intense heat cooking up we can't rule out a chance for a stronger thunderstorm. there's your sunday planner bathed in darkness. but temperatures in the mid to
to reno. he plans to return to san francisco tonight for three other campaign events. stay with us for updates all day from colorado coming up at 4:30, an investigation into just how easy it is for someone to get their hands on the type of weapon used in the shooting. pat? >> crippling sanctions against penn state today in the wake of the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal and subsequent coverup. the ncaa slapped the school with a hefty $60 million fine, stripped the school of 14 years of winning, stripping away joe paterno's title as the winningest division 1 coach of all time. the team is also banned from postseason games for four years and has a four-year scholarship cap. while the ncaa came down hard on penn state, it wasn't the so-called death penalty some expected. chris pallone has our story. >> reporter: it's a devastating blow to a once untarnished football program. ncaa president mark emrick says that's exactly what needed in a place where football caused powerful people to cover up the sexual abuse of young boys. >> no matter what we do here today, there's no action we can
from passengers on a flight from new york to madrid. tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, how are you? >> reporter: good morning. delta flight to madrid, 206 passengers on board. it left new york at 8:00 but soon after turned back to jfk and escorted to a remote location on the runway after a passenger spotted something that looked very suspicious. on the floor of a lavatory, a straw with wires in it. the crew notified on board air marshals and then a female passenger began having difficulty breathing as she pointed out another male passenger she thought was the last person into the lavatory. the male passenger denied going to the rest room or having anything to do with the wires but the air marshals and crew became concerned that the female passenger might be part of a diversion. listen to the pilot talking to the tower when they were on the ramp but before police boarded the plane. >> we have a lady that is on oxygen that the flight attendants want paramedics for, but we think she's the one that is supposed to be the decoy to keep looking at the gentleman that was playing wi
said he wants other schools to use this as a gut check to make thur sure they're putting football in the proper perspecti perspective. it's not the dreaded death penalty shutting down football entirely, but some say it might be worse. penn state football will be banned from bowl games and any other postseason play for four years. >> reporter: the ncaa hammered penn state university for former administrators and joe paterno's role in reckless disregard in dealing with reports of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, too big to even challenge. >> reporter: the school is compelled to pay a $60 million fine to endow a fund to prevent child sexual abuse. it will loose ten football scholarships for four years and banned from postseason play. the football team will have its wins from 1998 through last year vacated, knocking paterno from his perch as the winningest and most revered coach just a day after the statue was removed in his honor. >> the penn state case has shaken our
the scene. kusa's jays larson is with us by phone. >> good morning, matt. i am at the scene of an apartment complex where it is being searched at this moment we believe. s.w.a.t. team is out here. if i can set the scene for you, i know on the telephone -- think of a city block blocked off on both sides by police cars and in the very center of the block i believe is kind of where we're seeing the s.w.a.t. team staging. we haven't seen them actually go into this apartment complex at all. we're just seeing them staging out there waiting. we're also not sure whether or not there is a concern inside the building, whether they're just checking things out. we're told they're asking people to evacuate the area but we don't know how many people are being asked -- >> this is a result of the fact that according to reports when this alleged gunman was taken into custody he told police that there might be, a, explosives in another part of the theater. he might have some explosives components in his car and at his home. >> you know, when we talked to people on the scene here, they have a look of grave co
taking the reports and doing something about them. and not giving us a global fix, which doesn't do us any good. really telling us your block, your neighborhood, we expect to get to it by this date. >> reporter: for many, independence day is a day of chipping away at downed trees and waiting for the lights to come back on fr. for some with no power on, the old farm pool was a great relief from the heat. today they are welcoming members of the tildon woods pool which was damaged in the storm. >> in addition to not having power, they have wires across their parking lot. we opened up our pool to their memberships so they can come up here and join us today for july 4th and the rest of the week until they get their power back. >> reporter: some of the folks here in montgomery county say they expect their power to come back on by 11:00 p.m. friday night. in the latest release by pepco, they say their restoration efforts will stretch into the weekend. darcy spencer, news 4. >>> some d.c. neighborhoods look like the storms hit maybe yesterday. this is warren street in northwest. that road stil
, often in water. in chicago tourists found a new use for the iconic bean sculpture. shade from the sun. >> what did you think when you saw the shade? >> oh, let me in there. let me in there. >> this is really cool. guys did a good job. >> literally cool. >> it is cool here. >> reporter: a few blocks away heat buckled the pavement. >> this is happening across the country from wisconsin to texas. you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> reporter: in st. louis where it broke 100 degrees for the eighth straight day air conditioning repairmen worked overtime. >> i worked yesterday. >> reporter: today more record highs. at least 20 cities from atlanta to as far north as wisconsin. forecasters say relief may be just around the corner. >> we are looking at this pattern change to take place by the end of this weekend and certainly by the beginning of next week. it's going to feel much more comfortable especially for the middle of the country. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of people remain without power after last week's storms. outside washington, d.c. most of lisa's neighbors
and he don't regret taking trayvon's life. had he stayed in his vehicle, trayvon would be with us today. >> i don't know he says he doesn't regreat aching his life. he says he wouldn't have done anything differently. he also says i can't imagine what it must feel like, i pray for them daily and then he also said this, and it getting a lot of attention this morning, "i feel it was all god's plan." mrs. fulton, what's your reaction to that? >> i think it's ridiculous. i wish trayvon was here to tell his side of the story. i don't believe it's god's plan for him to kill an innocent teen-ager. >> he said he was only pursuing your son that night and he said he only got out of of the car to give an exact address to the police. do you think that's what happened this evening? >> matt, it speaks for itself when you listen to the objective evidence. just listen to the 911 tapes. there's so many inconsistencies when they listen to those tapes. >> we don't know who initiated the confrontation between your son and george zimmerman. we do know it turned violent, both reached for a gun and it ended wi
get us on track to a balanced budget. >> jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. two separate scuffles erupted inside a pennsylvania theater causing moviegoers to panic. surveillance cameras rolled on a fight between patrons sparked by a dispute over a bathroom stall. well, later a fight inside a theater showing "the dark knight rises" led to a stampede toward the exits. two people were injured and one person was arrested. >>> homeowners in one miami residential area received a startling wakeup call. that's an understatement. a 10-foot crocodile was spotted lounging near two homes before an animal control officer was called in. the animal hissed and snapped and was eventually taken away. >>> one north carolina woman got quite a steal at a store. she bought two pangt with plans to paint over them but after doing some research she learned the work was done by a famous russian abstract artist. they could sell for around $20,000. >>> and finally the ohio state fair kicked off yesterday. thousands are e
looking for evidence. >> we are looking for anything that may lead to us a path of flight from the suspects, anything that may have been discarded. it's a pretty big crime scene now, about three, four blocks. >> police are investigating a possible connection between this shooting and another one that happened tuesday near sherman circle. >> a popular dc promoter died when he was hit on the parkway. gary richards had gotten out of his car to switch seats with a passenger when another car hit him. the driver of the car did stay on the scene. richards was a representative for a celebrity endorsed brand of vodka. >> 17-year-old marquis correa has not been seen since monday. he's believed to be in the area of the ashburn shopping center. he's in need of medication. if you think you've seen him, call the count see sheriff's office. >> a judge revoked zimmerman's bond last month and prosecutors accused him and his wife of hiding money they raised on a web site for his defense. a newly released report says he had black eyes from his encounter with martin. zimmerman claims that he kille
use the trail to do it with a partner or do it in the daytime. >> a customer's clash in the post office and one person pulls out a knife and stabs a guy. the confrontation happened in silver spring. police believe the argument was over somebody cutting in line. the postal employees stepped in using pepper spray. the suspect was arrested and the victim is expected to recover. >> to a warning for women filling up at the gas pump. there have been a series of purse snatchings. surveillance video shows the crooks grabbing purses through car windows. police are telling people to keep a close eye on valuables. >> a pregnant woman drowned during the vacation in the outer banks this week. the victim's husband is still in the hospital after he failed in his attempt to save her. >> reporter: jill shanay was a second grade teacher at this d.c. school for the hearing impaired. friends and family say her life was about serving others. it was supposed to be a vacation on the outer banks for this d.c. couple expected their first child. a baby girl named olive. >> just had to put together. >> rep
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